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About Molly

The Mission: Share advice and inspiration to get girls and women inspired to embrace wellness and adventure!

Hey everyone! I’m Molly Hurford, author, coach and lover of all things outdoors. Cycling and running are my passions, writing is my life, and luckily, I’ve found an amazing way to combine the two.

I write about training, nutrition, and active travel, fashion & lifestyle on this blog as well as for publications like Bicycling magazineMap My Fitness, Outside and Nylon about fitness and fashion. I also co-host a podcast, The Consummate Athlete.

In addition to running The Outdoor Edit and writing for other outlets, I’m the author of Saddle, Sore: Ride Comfortable, Ride Happy and Fuel Your Ride. I’m also the author of the middle grade Shred Girls novel series, and Shred Girls is also a website/brand for young girls interested in getting rad on bikes.

But I don’t just love sport from a literary lens! I’m a certified USA Cycling & PMBI-certified MTB and cycling coach as well as a Precision Nutrition Level 1 coach and a Yoga Alliance-registered teacher.  I’m also part of the Women in Sport Academic Network (WiSEAN) and a Fast + Female Sport Expert. My husband (Peter Glassford, founder of SmartAthlete) and I travel around North America hosting talks and running clinics focused on riding, racing, training, nutrition and women’s-specific issues.

I’d love to hear from you about any fun adventure stories or tips you have, or any articles you’d love to see.

For brands interested in collaborating, email molly [at] theoutdooredit.com and let’s chat!

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Click here for my full education and employment resume.

  1. Cynthia

    I want to order your book, but I'd like a hardcopy. Is that possible. I've experienced numbness in the lady parts and was wondering if the damage is permanent. thanks so much for the book.

  2. Laura Voss

    Just read your article called "outfitting the Clydesdale ..." I know you didn't create this term and I know you have no control over what a clothing company calls its larger sized line i.e. Colossal or flab but this is obesity bias and it is not acceptable. Imagine how it would sound if we used offense terms for African American riders or disabled riders with Down's syndrome Etc. Obese riders are trying to get healthy. My husband is one of these guys and we own a bicycle shop. These terms are offensive to us. I am a obesity medical specialist and family physician. I am a member of OAC- the obesity action coalition. It is a national organization that educates people about obesity bias and discrimination. I have contacted them about this article. I hope that the cycling world especially those that write for cycling magazines or websites will make a conscious decision to stop using these terms. Thanks for listening.

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